What is School of Ministry?
School of Ministry aims to grow you in your knowledge and application of the Bible for life and ministry.
It is designed for people who want to grow in their personal knowledge of God’s Word, and want the flexibility of choosing the type of assessment and study mode they take. It is an excellent introduction to theology and gets you into the Word of God helpfully and usefully.
You will be completing a short correspondence course in a given subject area which is run for you and others at Trinity City in group settings over a series of weeks or fortnights. Completion of six subjects means you achieve a Preliminary Certificate of Theology from Moore College.
In 2017 there are three terms (enrol for as many or as few as you would like).
Term 1: Acts of the Apostles COMPLETED
Term 2: Creation to New Creation (with Ken Noakes)
It is incredibly helpful as a Christian to know how the Bible fits together. Creation to New Creation provides an overview of the message of the Bible showing God’s unfolding plan of salvation before examining its parts in some detail. It shows how the various books relate to one another historically and theologically. In this way, we come to understand the principles the Bible itself teaches as being central to the way we should interpret scripture.
Ten Sunday Afternoons from 2.30pm – 4pm in the Delbridge House Meeting Rooms. Dates are: 25th June, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August with Optional Exam the week of 10th September.
Term 3: Doctrine of Church (with Ken Noakes)
Doctrine of Church focuses on what the Bible teaches about his Church along with some aspects of worship directly connected to it. The overarching theme is the place of the church in the purposes of God, which leads to discussions of the fundamental nature of the church. Some aspects of particular relevance are the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.
Eight Sunday Afternoons in the Delbridge House Meeting Rooms. Dates and Times are:
8th October (1pm-4pm – double session to start)
15th, 22nd, 29th October (2.30pm-4pm – single sessions)
5th November (1pm-4pm – double session)
12th, 19th, 26th November (2.30pm-4pm – single sessions)
with Optional Exam on 3rd December.
What is required of me?
One of the great things about School of Ministry is that it offers you a fair amount of flexibility.
There are different formats in which the group time is run (e.g. 10 consecutive weeks or fortnights), but attending the group is not a necessary requirement of the course.
There is guided reading, no essays and an optional exam.
It is the sort of course that gives back what you put in – so for example if you give it 3-5 hours a week in addition to the face to face time (which would be at the top end of the time required), you will benefit greatly, yet less time invested will still be useful.
And there is a cost, $90 per subject (and if you do three subjects consecutively, then third subject attracts a $20 discount – Trinity will pay the difference)
The cost includes: Notes, Exams, Online access and Tuition.
Easy; sign up through the form below.
You can start with any subject, no prerequisites exist.
Pay by Credit Card when you get to the first class.
For Long-Term Planning!
It may be helpful to see the plan at Trinity City for what is to come in School of Ministry.
5pm Church – Planned School of Ministry Subjects
|Year||Bible Book||Biblical Theology||Doctrine|
|2018||Former Prophets||PTF||John’s Gospel|
|2019||Pauline Letters||C2NC||Christian Worship|
You can start with any subject, no prerequisites exist. If concerned, the Biblical Theology subjects are a good place to start, and the Doctrine subjects can be more difficult.
PTF = Promise to Fulfilment
C2NC = Creation to New Creation